A welcome blow against GM crops

October 19th, 2003 – 10:05 pm
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From an article in the Independent:

British Scientists delivered a massive blow to the case for genetically modified crops yesterday when they showed in a trail-blazing study that growing them could harm the environment.

Their findings, which will spark controversy around the world, are likely to present a serious obstacle to Tony Blair in his desire to bring GM technology to Britain, and will be viewed with concern and anger in the United States, home of GM technology. They could ultimately lead to a ban on growing the crops concerned throughout the European Union.

Of course, the U.S. government will then turn around and try to challenge any such ban as being a barrier to “free trade,” the same way they have with the European ban on importing GM foods. We’d rather risk destroying the enviroment and human health than tell the giant agribusinesses that there’s something they can’t do in their quest for profits.

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